A Chinese local newspaper recently reported that the Lingang Digital Science and Technology Library will open at the end of 2022.
The library, which will be the first in the world to include metaverse capabilities, will include a public meeting space, cultural experience area, tourism and leisure space, and commercial consumption space.
In addition, the Library will combine cutting-edge technologies such as augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) to provide completely immersive reading experiences and allow readers to interact with one another.
Aside from that, the Library would increase the availability of public cultural digital content and strengthen public culture.
The metaverse appears to be greatly benefiting the learning industry, revolutionizing the way individuals consume content.
As evidence, several universities are moving closer to this new reality. For example, in July, Tokyo’s Todai University introduced metaverse courses to educate students for careers in fields such as artificial intelligence, next-generation communication technologies, and more. Sungkyunkwan University announced in February the distribution of NFT-based award certificates to deserving graduates in recognition of excellent achievements.